Thursday 29 September 2016

Teenagers caught on camera risking lives by playing and lying on active railway line

Sarah Jane Murphy

Published 27/08/2015 | 10:11

This horrifying video shows senseless teenagers risking their lives by playing on a railway line.

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During the incident, one member of the group even places his head on the train tracks.

CCTV at a station near Southhampton, England captured the group's outrageous antics.

The British Transport Police (BTP) have released the terrifying footage in an effort to trace the individuals responsible.

Sergeant Alisar Kennerley said it is a truly shocking incident in which one of the individuals could have been killed or seriously injured.

The teenagers were incredibly lucky that all power to the lines had been switched off due to over-night engineering works.

But there was no way of them knowing this as they engaged in their reckless behaviour.

The BTP said that if the power had been switched on they would definitely be dealing with a fatality.

"Our message to the public is clear - stay off the tracks," they said.

The video was released just 11 days after three men were injured when they received electric shocks on the line at nearby Totton railway station five miles away.

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